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College Sports

Big Ten shines brightly with Final Four in its own backyard

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — After Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four last weekend, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker wrote something on Twitter that packed as much of a punch as one of his dunks. “The Big Ten had a down year right?” Dekker asked. If anyone had that perception, it certainly isn’t the case with two teams in the Final Four — which is being in Indianapolis. The Badgers play … 0

UConn makes 8th straight Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a … 0

Michigan St., Duke round out Final 4

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national … 0

Deuces drop

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor made sure there were no surprises for the Blue Devils reaching the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia. Kansas lost to Wichita State in a victory for an upstart school thirsting for a shot against … 0

Love them or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships … 0

Favorites rule on Day 2 of NCAAs

Friday, March 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has … 0

Fathers know best; Big 12 flops

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. Just another opening day of the … 0

Syracuse’s Boeheim: 2018 right to retire, but maybe sooner

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday that 2018 is the “right time” to retire, but acknowledged that next season could be his last as he appeals NCAA sanctions for academic and benefits violations. Speaking two … 0

Robert Morris moves on

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday night in the First Four. The Colonials (20-14), who won … 0

Syracuse coach Boeheim retiring in 3 years; AD out

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday following a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent Syverud said Wednesday that Boeheim, a … 0

Surprise! Huskies top dawg

Monday, March 16, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno … 0

Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin No.1’s

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the bracket came out, too. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made it. Colorado State and Temple did … 0

Tough outs: Top seeds would rather avoid Ducks, Friars

Friday, March 13, 2015

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed. It’s what makes the annual sporting event a spectacle and some of most-watched reality TV on the … 0